coach high-fives players

Pittsfield manager Ben Stohr, left, and his Babe Ruth 13-U All-Stars are now 2-0 in pool play at the World Series in Virginia. Pittsfield beat Manassas, Va., 4-1 in a Sunday afternoon game.

GLEN ALLEN, VA. — Two generations ago, chasing the National League pennant, the Boston Braves’ pitching mantra was simple. “Spahn and Sain, and pray for rain.” The duo of Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain combined for 39 of the Braves’ 91 wins en route to a World Series appearance in 1948.

The

Modal

Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com or

413-496-6253.